(encore, 18.Apr.2022) — enCore Energy Corp. (TSXV: EU) (OTCQB: ENCUF) announced the refurbishment of its 100% owned Rosita In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Uranium Processing Plant is presently 90% complete with an expected completion date in May 2022. The plant modernization and refurbishment is essential to the company goal of becoming the next producer of American uranium. enCore is also pleased to launch its first corporate video which can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8ncNg-rq-Q
Once the modernization and refurbishment project is complete, enCore will commence commissioning work, expected to take approximately 30 days. Following commissioning work the Plant will be ready to start receiving loaded resin. Concurrently, monitor well installation, baseline water quality analysis, and hydrological testing will be completed as part of the Production Area Authorization (PAA) process with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (TCEQ). Wellfield installation will begin immediately following the submittal of the PAA data package to the TCEQ. All activities are on track and on budget for a projected 2023 production start.
Simultaneously, enCore is commencing a cost benefit analysis to consider options for expansion of the current 800,000 pounds U3O8 production capacity at its Rosita Plant. The capacity of the Rosita Plant has the potential to be increased to 2,000,000 pounds U3O8 with the primary expense being acquisition and installation of a larger second dryer that could range between $1.25mn and $2mn. No additional permits are required to upsize capacity at the Rosita Plant.
enCore congratulates the team at the licensed Rosita Plant and Kingsville Dome Plant, both located in South Texas, for operating with phenomenal safety records. The Rosita Plant has operated for 1,290 days without a Lost Time Accident and the Kingsville Dome Plant has operated for 2,662 days without any Lost Time Accidents.
Rosita Central Uranium Processing Plant (Rosita Plant)
enCore’s Rosita Plant, located approximately 60 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas, is a licensed, past-producing in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium plant currently under modernization and refurbishment. With a completion deadline at the end of Q2/2022, the plant is on schedule and on budget to meet a 2023 production target. The Rosita Plant is designed to process uranium feed from multiple satellite operations, all located in the South Texas area and is 1 of 11 licensed uranium processing plants in the United States, 2 of which are owned by enCore Energy.